CEF Soldier Detail

Private Robert Williams
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
530063
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Parton, Cumberland
Country:
Next of Kin:
Mary J. Williams; wife; 533-B Maple Ave., Medicine Hat, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
October 1, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Clerk
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Calgary, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
January 13, 1916
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 4 Inches
Chest:
33 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Baptist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Great Britain    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Date of Death:
June 27, 1918
Age at Death:
30
Buried at:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 2.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 10403-29
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps No. 8 Field Ambulance
Son of James and Elizabeth Williams, of 27 William St., Workington, Cumberland, England. Husband of Mary J. Williams, of 1406 Miffin St., Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.